Sourced from the nine southernmost rows of vines in Arione, which is the southernmost Cru in Serralunga. In Enzo's words, the vines of Arione produce his most "pinot-like" Barolo. He makes the point that there is a misconception that all Nebbiolo from Serralunga ends up masculine and sturdy, but the more you move South towards Roddino, the more finesse you end up with due to altitude change. That finesse reaches its apex on this steep, high elevation site. In addition, the soil here has a high content of sand and marine fossils; the vines were planted in 1999.
The grapes are sustainably farmed, picked by hand, and fermented with native yeasts. 70% new French, 30% used French oak barrels for 15 months. Blended and aged in used large French oak casks for an additional 15 months. Soil is sandstone and clay with layers of grey marl. 150cs made.